David Ramirez, 1959-2017
Funeral services for David Ramirez will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation took place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery.
David passed away after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. He was 57.
David Ramirez was born Dec. 6, 1959, to Richard Ramirez and Rita (Perez) Johnson in San Antonio, Texas. David grew up in Albert Lea and was a resident most of his life. On April 29, 1989, he was united in marriage to Lisa (Christopherson) in Austin. To this union, two daughters were born, Rose and Riki. The couple would later separate.
David worked many odd jobs throughout his career. For 13 years he worked in the maintenance department at Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee. In his free time David enjoyed nature and the outdoors. He liked camping and fishing. David was a Vikings fan through the good times and the bad. He liked watching cooking shows and he liked to cook. David enjoyed listening to various types of music, with rock music being a favorite. He liked to laugh and could easily make other people laugh. David adored his beloved dog, Zowie. Above all, family was most important to David. He loved spending time with his two daughters, as well as his siblings and mother.
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard; stepfather, Stanley Johnson; maternal and paternal grandparents; brother, Richard; as well as many aunts, uncles and other family members.
David is survived by his mother, Rita; daughters Rose Mary Ramirez and Riki Jo Ramirez; siblings Joe Ramirez, Don Ramirez, Tony Ramirez, Esther (Luis) Martinez, Rachel Ramirez, Mike (Marie) Johnson, Jon Johnson and Michelle (Ken) Johnson; as well as many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
He was loved by all and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.